Deciphering the Ramey Memo

During the first week in July, 1947, something fell to Earth near the tiny New Mexican town of Corona and was retrieved by members of the 509th Bomb Group of the U.S. Army Air Forces stationed near Roswell, New Mexico. Limited documentation about that event has been found and much of that submitted for examination lacks any sort of provenance.

One of the few examples of such a document can be seen in the hand of Brigadier General Roger Ramey, at the time the commanding officer of the 8th Air Force. The date of the photograph has been established by various records, including those from the Bettmann Photo Archives which once held two of the negatives. It is dated July 8, 1947 and was transmitted over the INS wire service at 11:59 p.m. In that photograph Ramey is holding a piece of paper slightly turned away from the camera but on which some words can be read while others seem to be obscured. Using modern techniques and computer equipment, some of the key phrases have been identified and in research conducted in April 2015, attempts were made to decipher the rest.

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In deciphering the truth in any Intelligence investigation, one always looks for an "obscure reference" that may verify a truth or establish a fact: When a close friend of Marilyn Monroe was being interviewed in the late 1990's, she was answering questions about her knowledge of Marilyn's relationship with the Kennedy's (and specifically, Bobby Kennedy, in this case), when she stopped her narrative and blurted out of context, "...and do you know that Marilyn said that Bobby told her that the government recovered an alien space ship...Can you believe that?"

This "aliens from outer space" was interjected in the middle of an interview discussing a very salacious subject of Marilyn Monroe's tryst with the Kennedy Brothers. This kind of obscure reference just has to be true! - PD

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